40 W. 39th St. NYC 10018
Want your ravioli and risotto to have authenticity? Rustico Cooking breaks down cuisine by region, so whether it’s panettone from Lombardy or cavatelli from Calabria, nonna will approve.
Appetite for Seduction
4 E. 1st St. NYC 10003
The best way to the heart is through the stomach, especially when aphrodisiacs are on the menu. Make intimate dinners for two while learning the romantic history of food. Instructor Shani Delamor includes practical advice on how food affects the brain and the body.
Natural Gourmet Institute
48 W. 21st St. NYC 10010
Eating well shouldn’t feel like punishment. With an emphasis on delicious vegetarian, non-dairy and gluten-free food, this is the place to make a delicious vegan cupcake. Their Friday night dinners are fun and educational.
A la Carte Cooking School
32 Atlantic Ave. Lynbrook 11563
This charming school offers lots of innovative classes–a Latin cooking class comes with a free Salsa lesson. Combine cooking and flirting in their Speed Dating class. Not ready for a complicated affair? Try their 4-part How to Boil Water series.
Miette Culinary Studio
109 Macdougal St. NYC 10012
This lovely Greenwich Village cooking school offers an eclectic array classes–Dim Sum, French country classics and steakhouse favorites like Clams Casino and creamed spinach. Walk softly because souffles are in the oven.
Julie Sahni Indian Cooking
101 Clark St. Brooklyn 11201
Classes here focus on the fine art of culinary aromatics. Students learn cultural and religious philosophies behind different Indian cuisines. Ayurvedic healing and vegan classes are also taught on request.
The Urban Kitchen
108 Adams St. Hoboken NJ 07030
This Hoboken culinary center holds classes on everything from Super Bowl Chiles, dinner party preparations, beer pairings and basic Chinese cuisine. Their practical classes on seafood basics and healthy eating for the extra-busy person are perfect for the New Year. Bon appetite!